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Buying an expired domain - What to check for?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by roberbers, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. roberbers

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    So I have found a domain that I like and also found out that it has pretty ok DA/PA.

    DA - 15 and PA - 29

    What else should I look for?

    I'm new to SEO so every help is appreciated. Also checked majestic and found that TF is 2 and CF is 19.

    Would this domain be okay for money site? Do I have to check anything else?

    Spam score in moz is 0/17.
     
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    Make sure the domain isn't banned from being indexed, check google ad sense. Also, go check archive.org to see what was on the site before. Make sure it wasn't a spammy pbn or something before. When I look at expired domains I really focus on how good there back links are. I then check there old anchor links. Check the RD, also look at the lost links, see if any spammy links in there.

    PS, usually if you archive.org doesnt have permission or cant index it around 2012,2013 its usually cause the site blocked it and it was a pbn. I think I have the years right. I could be wrong.
     
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    I would advise using tools like SEMrush or ahrefs to investigate. I know a guy over at SEMrush I could prob get you hooked up with a 2 week trial if you haven't tried it before. Just shoot me a PM and i'll hook ya up. Matt over there is awsome, you won't even need a CC to try it out or anything.
     
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    than buy some expired ones from sellers here...
     
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    I would suggest you buy a domain from one of the reputed sellers here .

    DA / TF are metrics that can be gamed. You would not want to base your decision on just metrics like these. Unless you know exactly what to look for, chances are you will make mistakes.
     
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    Have you checked the history, has it been used as a PBN before, has it been spammed by Chinese and Japanese links, is it expired or penalised ?

    Check the marketplace for sellers, @Nargil is one to speak to
     
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    Domain is most likely very bad. Even if you don't put emphasis on metrics, TF 2 is simply crap. There's a lot to check for and nobody will tell you exact steps. And even if you knew exactly what to do, there's a good chance that without proper experience, you will buy a spammed domain.
     
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    check fro RD and backlink profiles. use some tools to help you.
     
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    Did you also check their backlinks and anchor texts?
     
  10. roberbers

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    Yes, i checked after I bought the domain :D there are also chineese and russian anchor texts so I think it's bad :(
    Didn't know that before, bought domain fast cause I thought it is golden and someone will buy it before me. In reality, it is not that good i asume :D
     
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    How much did you spend for it? Who sold that domain which has chinees anchor text.
    There are many domains available that got good backlinks from high authority sites.
     
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    I personally won't suggest this domain for any purpose, not even for a PBN. TF:CF ratio is quite bad. If you want to check for domains in the future, dont just check the metrics, CHECK ITS BACK LINKS - Make sure, it has no spammy & chinese back links. If it was used as PBN in previous history, never go for that, that must be either spammy or penalized.
     
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    It was sold for regular price of 10$. It was expired, available in domainexpired network.
    At first i just checked PA/DA cause i thought it matters.

    You learn something everyday, so this will be one of my first lessons in seo ^^
     
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    What is "RD"?
     
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    Reffering domains
     
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    I realise it is too late for this domain now but for future reference the Domain Spam Check in Domain Hunter Gatherer would have flagged this right away as a bad domain. I can't honestly say that any automated checker will be 100% perfect but DHG's domain spam check will flag any obviously poor domain as spam without any fuss or knowledge from the user.
     
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    Consider their backlink ratios and metrics. Check the domain's history and profile if it has been banned and was used for spamming. Also, make sure you check the site via archive.org if it's really a good site. You might also take into consideration in checking the marketplace for sellers here, there's a good chance you will save yourself from all the hassle.
     
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    TF metrics is very bad. TF will always higher than CF score. You can re-check all the metric (backlinks) again before going to it.